Euro 2016: FA chief appeals to England fans after violence in Lille

Supporters ought to reveal factor to consider and let French cops focus on horror danger, states Martin Glenn

English football authorities have actually restored their appeals for fans to act properly after Thursdays Euro 2016 match versus Wales, in the wake of disorderly scenes in Lille throughout which lots of individuals were jailed and 16 were required to healthcare facility.

Police stated they had actually jailed 37 individuals on Wednesday around the northern French city, where countless England and Wales fans are based prior to the video game in the smaller sized city of Lens, about 25 miles away. The arrests followed periodic skirmishes including a little number of fans and some authorities, throughout which policemans utilized teargas to distribute the crowds.

The centre of Lille was once again blanketed with CRS riot teams on Thursday early morning, as great deals of fans made their method to the train station to go to Lens or consumed in bars prior to viewing the video game, which begins at 3pm regional time (2pm BST), on tv.

Martin Glenn, the president of the Football Association, stated he was waiting for a report into the disruptions, however stated it appeared that the environment appeared to alter over night in Lille.

A murder on Monday of a French cop and his partner who were stabbed to death in front of their infant child near Paris.

I believe the message to all English fans, Welsh fans too, [is] the French are attempting to handle a genuine security danger, Glenn informed BBC Radio 4s Today program. Act properly, delight in the video game and come however simply have a think of the broader position. Program some factor to consider and regard.

Uefa, which has actually threatened to eject Russia and England from the competition if their fans continue to misbehave, launched just a quick statement where is stated it was sorry for the skirmishes which happened in Lille last night. It included: Police forces made a number of arrests and fasted to bring back order and keep the circumstance under control.

In Lens, where there was heavy rain together with a heavy cops existence on Thursday early morning, all was calm as fans started to show up for the match. The head of the local administration for Lens stated previously today that there would be more than 1,200 law enforcement officers on task, with an additional 1,200 personal security authorities mobilised on the day.

Fabienne Buccio stated that they would intend to keep the 2 sets of fans apart, however England and Wales advocates have usually blended well in Lille and major issues are not anticipated in between the 2 sets of fans in Lens.

Uefa has actually suggested that there is no possibility of instant sanctions versus England following the skirmishes in Lille, which ended with authorities charging a little group of fans and releasing teargas in an effort to clear the city centre around midnight.

Michel Lalande, the local prefect, stated in a statement that of 37 arrests, primarily for public drunkenness, 15 engaged individuals being apprehended. Just 3 arrests occurred in Lille on Wednesday night, he stated. Authorities utilized teargas two times throughout the day, at 6.20 pm and 11pm, launching 10 containers in all.

Lalande applauded the professionalism and peace of French policemans and thanked British intermediary policemans for their interventions.

The problem in Lille on Wednesday was normally separated, if sometimes disorderly, including around a number of hundred primarily English fans, a lot of whom had actually been consuming greatly for much of the day.

It started in the early afternoon when a big group of fans, generally boys, moved from outside a bar beside Lilles station to one on a side road, where they maintained a collection of at first good-natured tunes and chants.

As Russian fans started to show up in the location following their groups 2-1 defeat to Slovakia, nevertheless, more of the chants ended up being directed at them, a heritage of clashes in between England and Russia fans after their video game in Marseille on Saturday, and accusations that arranged groups of Russian nuisances targeted some English.

Amid chants of Fuck off Russia!, with pointed fingers at Russian advocates, a melee started after a firework was triggered, when it appeared that a little group of Russian fans charged. This triggered a duration of turmoil, with cops and fans chasing after each other around the little back streets of Lilles old town, and teargas was utilized.

Declassified CIA file: detainee would probably have cooperated before torture

Medical workers associated with the firms initially waterboarding effort raised doubts about requirement for approach, on the other hand with longstanding CIA asserts

Medical workers who assisted in the CIAs initially simulated drowning discovered that the detainee who withstood it was most likely going to work together prior to his abuse. They even buffooned company defenses of waterboarding as circular however imaginative, according to an amazing declassified file.

In an evaluation ravaging years of CIA and allied persistences that waterboarding was a seriously crucial intelligence-gathering strategy, the greatly redacted and undated file credited to the chief of the CIAs Office of Medical Services (OMS), specifies that detainee Abu Zubaydahs cooperation with interrogators in 2002 did not associate that well with his waterboard sessions .

The Abu Zubaydah waterboarding was the wellspring from which the CIAs notorious previous abuse program, which it describes euphemistically as improved interrogation, emerged. Professional psychologists Bruce Jessen and James Mitchell, now the topic of a federal suit , utilized it as a test case to carry out a program they created that yielded worldwide human-rights condemnations and a substantial Senate committee questions.

Eighty-three times in the period of a month, CIA interrogators subjected Abu Zubaydah to waterboarding, a strategy the body processes as drowning-induced suffocation.

But composing in retrospect, OMS concluded that Abu Zubaydah most likely reached the point of cooperation even prior to the August [2002] Due to the fact that of the slim focus of questioning, organization of boosted steps an advancement missed out on.

That OMS conclusion reinforces the account of a previous FBI authorities, Ali Soufan, who questioned Abu Zubaydah in a secret Thai jail that spring. Soufan would later on compose and affirm in a book, The Black Banners, that the CIA hindered and eventually scotched a less-coercive and appealing interrogation of Abu Zubaydah one that the landmark 2014 Senate questions discovered yielded intelligence on al-Qaida.

Nothing altered in my statement. A lot altered in their statements. Now you understand why my statement was the only statement under oath, Soufan informed the Guardian.

From the first day, I pointed out that CIA individuals who existed were as upset as me and left [the interrogation] prior to me.

Joe Margulies, a lawyer for Abu Zubaydah, stated the file verifies exactly what weve been stating the whole time and reveals exactly what takes place when novices are provided authority over the countries security. Mitchell and Jessen were so particular they understood the response prior to they asked the concern that they couldnt hear the reality even as Abu Zubaydah gurgled it from the board.

The OMS authorities appeared to rebuke a psychologist/interrogator who later on stated that waterboard usage had actually developed that AZ [Abu Zubaydah] had no more details on impending hazards a circular however imaginative reason. Mitchell has confessed to taking part in Abu Zubaydahs waterboarding. When questioning altered to topics on which he had info (towards the end of waterboarding use) was AZ [#peeee

The OMS authorities mentioned in the file that just Abu Zubaydah] upcoming.

In December 2014, John Brennan, the CIA director, reacted to the Senate queries conclusions that abuse was inefficient and the company had actually misinformed members of the Bush administration and Congress about its energy by stating it was eventually unknowable whether the company might have yielded details from detainees without abuse.

But the OMS authorities mentioned in the file goes even more: In any occasion, there was no proof that the waterboard produced time-perishable details which would have been otherwise unobtainable.

A CIA representative referred back to the companies 2013 reaction to a draft of the Senate report. It consisted of the insurance claim: The Agency takes no position on whether intelligence gotten from detainees who underwent [abuse] might have been acquired through other ways or from other people. The response to this concern is, and will stay, unknowable.

The file, and numerous others associated to the abuse program, were declassified on Tuesday after openness suits submitted by Vice News reporter Jason Leopold and the American Civil Liberties Union.

Declassified parts of the Senate intelligence committees 2014 report discovered that Abu Zubaydah, seriously injured after his capture in March 2002, had actually worked together with his FBI interrogators from his healthcare facility bed. He recognized Khalid Sheikh Mohammeds function in the 9/11 attacks and supplied the FBI with aliases for Mohammed, along with other details.

But Abu Zubaydahs CIA captors ended up being persuaded that the detainee was keeping details on active terrorist plots versus the United States an evaluation slammed by OMS in the file, which associated it to a slim focus of questioning.

The CIA would later on wrongly assert that Abu Zubaydah had actually stopped all cooperation, according to the Senate report. Senior CIA authorities proposed subjecting Abu Zubaydah to a program, based upon Mitchell and Jessens advocacy, of discovered vulnerability, that included waterboarding and other abuse methods. When his CIA interrogator snapped his fingers two times, the abuse was adequately extreme that the Senate report discovered Abu Zubaydah would lie down meekly on the waterboard.

A various CIA file likewise partly declassified on Tuesday, dated weeks prior to Abu Zubaydahs waterboarding and pointed out in the Senate report, specified: We have to get affordable guarantees that subject will stay in seclusion and incommunicado for the rest of his life.

The unnamed authorities clearly mentions that the impending abuse might eliminate Abu Zubaydah and talked about damaging his body.

In the occasion the subject dies we have to be prepared to act appropriately bearing in mind the intermediary equities including our hosts. We prepare on looking for help for the cremation of topic if the subject passes away.

Abu Zubaydah, who lost an eye throughout his CIA captivity, presently lives in the Guantnamo Bay detention center. Neither the Bush nor Obama administrations have actually been accuseded of war criminal offenses.

Once authorized by the Bush administration, the CIA treatment of Abu Zubaydah ended up being a design template for its abuse of a minimum of 118 other detainees, the Senate report recorded.

Drawing on years worth of declarations by the CIA and its supporters that its abuse program avoided attacks which internal CIA evaluations do not support Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican governmental candidate, has actually promised to revive waterboarding and even worse abuse methods if chosen.

I believe Trump can state whatever he wishes to state. I truly question that he will have individuals in the federal government delighted to decrease this course once again, Soufan stated.

Abu Zubaydah lawyer Margulies included: Beware the demagogue who believes every issue can be resolved and every concern addressed with a great old-fashioned whipping.

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Gay, closeted and buried in history: my uncle’s life was erased. Mine won’t be

Gay Oklahomans like my uncle, son of Oral Roberts, bear the weight of stories the straights refuse to tell. Now I am chasing down and sharing his own tale

My uncle, Ronald David Roberts, was the oldest son of Oral Roberts, one of the first televangelists in America. At age 37, Uncle Ronnie was found in a car on the side of a backcountry road, shot dead. He was gay and closeted and, for 10 years now, I have been chasing what few facts remain about the part of his life my family has swept under the rug.

I chase after this private history because I am gay as well and, if I am silent, my family could erase me the way they have tried to erase my uncle.

In the world of my childhood spent on a Pentecostal compound in Oklahoma my uncle Ronnie was a hothouse flower: the way he laughed; the way he smiled through his beard; his professorial cardigan; his glasses; his pipe.

I remember him the way you might remember the way the sky was lit on a great day 20 years ago: brightly yet faintly. In my sole memory of him, he was sitting in my grandmothers den, but to my chagrin he wasnt smoking. I asked him, Uncle Ronnie, why arent you smoking? I was only five years old, maybe six. He laughed: Its bad enough I walk into your Munnas house with this beard, kid. Im not going to smoke in Munnas house, too.

Thats all I have: one memory of a man who was dead by the time I was seven.

Last month, I flew to Los Angeles to find what other people who knew him better can still remember. I arrived in Orange County in May with the sky overcast and jacarandas spilling purple flowers onto neighborhood streets. I was visiting Don Pierstorff, a retiree who worked as a teaching assistant with Uncle Ronnie at USC.

My shoulders leaning on the glass patio table in Dons foyer, my ears were taking in every hard-to-hear word. Don, 82, had his salivary glands, thyroid glands, and part of his cheeks removed due to an illness.

About their life on campus, he said:

When youd go over there in the olden days wed always stop by the 901, a fantastic bar. From there to my house you could walk directly home. Ron wanted to come over one night, of course a lot of guys would then, my place was such a beautiful place, I had a balcony, I had everything. We were shooting the breeze I dont know how long for. He had a few [beers], started crying about some sailor in Long Beach. When he told me he was gay, I told him Im a Democrat: as long as you vote Democrat, I dont give a shit what you are.

Don Pierstorff in May 2016. Photograph: Randy Potts

Those of us left behind by my uncle agree on a few concrete things.

One: the view below the same street where Matt Dillon was shot in the movie Tex was one of his last.

Two: he was found dead in a car along the side of a road in Osage County with a .25 caliber gunshot wound to his heart.

We agree he was a brilliant man, fluent in eight languages including Russian, Polish, and Mandarin Chinese. We agree he was prescribed Tussionex for pain and later arraigned in court in February of 1982 for filling multiple prescriptions from too many doctors. He played the flute, beautifully. He served in the military; translated cold war-era Polish code for the NSA. He was the eldest son of one of the worlds first televangelists.

But my family still insists publicly: Ronald David Roberts was not gay.

To muddy the story even more, I have to acknowledge that, for the last five years of his life between ages 32 and 37 he presented himself as straight. He married a woman and adopted two children. He moved back to his hometown, living only a few miles away from his televangelist father.

Don turned out to be the first man, in 10 years of looking, whod agreed to talk to me on the record. Ive been chasing phantoms, trying to pin down real people who would tell me, in the flesh, stories from my uncles first life as a gay man but no one would.

Ive often taken out ads on Craigslist in Tulsa and, often, my ads were flagged and removed.

A Craiglist ad removed from the site. Photograph: Randy Potts

But John Crespin, who spoke with me on the phone in response to a Craigslist ad, told me he went to Circus Disco with my uncle in 1976, said my uncle favored aviator sunglasses. It was all he could remember. John was underage and Uncle Ronnie and his friends snuck him into the club. After yesterdays attack in Orlando, I hold on to this fact, too: Pulse is a Latin club, like Circus Disco, and my uncles presence there feels important because when you are gay, there are so many ways to die.

As for the police report of my uncles death, it is missing. Told by the sheriff that it couldnt be found, I sent a FOIA request and have yet to receive a response. Some of the men who have emailed me over the years say theyre too scared to talk on the record, but they wont say why.

In 2011, I received another response to my Craigslist inquiry. A message from the void, no name or identifying details: the writer said he knew Uncle Ronnie during the last year of his life:

When we were together it didnt seem like it was just for sexual pleasure with him. It seemed like what he needed most was someone to hold him and make him feel everything was all right. I know at times he got involved in some pretty risky sexual encounters and other risky behavior but I think it was from lack of getting what he really needed. Not much different from what a lot of other scared closeted guys go through. I clearly remember the last time I saw him. He called then came by my house. He seemed very strange acting and quiet. We never did anything sexual that day. We talked briefly and embraced for several minutes. He held me very tightly as if he was holding on for dear life then left just looking me in the eye and saying good by.

I dont know why but I had the feeling I would never see him again. He did call a couple of times but they were brief conversations. Just a little chit chat. I had the feeling he was trying to go straight again.

Its easy to imagine this is nothing but rural precinct incompetence and southern reticence to speak openly about controversial topics: when we talk about sex and death here in Tulsa, we use nouns such as fornication and procreation, phrases such as to pass on, to go home.

But its also easy to imagine that Oklahomas most infamous evangelist didnt want the homosexual history of his oldest son in the news.

One block from his Uncle Ronnies last residence: South Peoria in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Photograph: Randy Potts

In the late 1980s, my teenage cousin Rachel was lying in a hospital, convinced she was going to die. That was five years after her dads death. This is how I remember her description of that time:

I was lying in a hospital bed and all I could think of were all the lies that had brought me there. I was anorexic and weighed next to nothing and I wasnt sure if I wanted to live anymore especially without the truth. I called my mother over to me and I told her I had to know: If Im going to die, I have to know the truth. Was my father gay? She argued with me. I cant remember much of what she said but finally she nodded, saying: Yes, yes, yes, honey, he was.

Ive waited 10 years to tell this story: my cousin, later, asked me not to, saying its wrong to write publicly about her fathers orientation.

She told me this story when I was coming out and trying to make my way as a newly divorced single father in Oklahoma. She told me this for a reason: that truth had kept her alive. I think she wanted to share the force of it the concrete weight of it at a time when I needed solid ground most. But her mother, my aunt Carol, kept that secret from her daughter for a reason.

Aunt Carol embraced me when I came out, inviting me over for Christmas and Thanksgiving. She used to gaze at me from across the room (I know now, because so many people have told me, that I look like my uncle, that I carry myself the way he did).

Brokeback Mountain came out the same Christmas I did, in 2005, and I sat between my cousin and my aunt watching what was my uncles story, what was my story, what was our story, play out onscreen. Leaving the theater that night, we drove home in silence.

Now that Ive publicly announced my uncle was gay, Aunt Carol is completely silent: no more invitations to Thanksgiving or Christmas. That embrace had conditions; I broke them. Telling the world that her husband was gay meant betraying her; telling the story above my teenage cousin in the hospital, demanding the truth is betraying my cousin Rachel, too.

I am not happy, dragging their unwilling names into the light. But stories are ammunition. She spent hers and now Im spending mine.

When I came out, I didnt want to know gay history: I wanted to live it for myself. I had lived inside books my whole life 31 years! and I wanted to live, at last, in my own flesh. I was a new convert to a new faith: faith in my erection, faith in my sweat glands, faith in my fingers, faith in my feet and where they could take me.

I was a Protestant a Pentecostal in my new faith: fuck dogma. Fuck history. I wanted the Spirit: I wanted the seed of him, the shouting gospel of him, and I got it.

Phillip Ray de Blieck and Troy Perry in Los Angeles, May 2016. Photograph: Randy Potts

Years later, ready to know from whence I came, I started with Troy Perry, a former Pentecostal. Id heard that a gay preacher had received a letter from Uncle Ronnie and so, when I first felt ready for my peoples history, I read Troys autobiography: The Lord Is My Shepherd, and He Knows Im Gay.

Troy Perry started the first gay-affirming church in 1969 in Los Angeles: he was a former Assemblies of God minister and, when he came out, he was told hed never preach again.

This spring, I met Troy and his husband Phillip at a restaurant in Silver Lake and we talked about my grandfather, Oral. Troy heard him preaching back when Troy was in the closet, sometime in early 1960s LA:

Your grandfather is the first person I ever heard use the word homosexual from the pulpit and it wasnt a put-down. I was heterosexually married and he got up and said: A young man came last night and fell into my arms and said, Brother Roberts, can the Lord help me? Im a homosexual. Now he said it here in California, he wouldve never said it in Oklahoma, but he knew his audience. Well, he says and all the blood rushed out of my face, I didnt know what he was fixin to say all your grandfather said at the time was: I told him, yes, son, God can help you. And he moved on, didnt quote scripture or anything. OK?

Troy continued:

Your uncle was bright as a peck he was an expert on Chinese antiquities! Well, he heard me speak at USC and he wrote me a letter, he said Dear Reverend Perry, I wanted to write you and send you a check. I was in a TV show God, Gays, & the Gospel and hed read about it, and he said: I dont consider myself religious anymore, but I wanted to help you.

A detail of artwork at USC, where Don taught. Photograph: Randy Potts

I, like my uncle before me, am not religious, but I havent lost my faith. I believe in things concrete things, things with weight attached to them and I believe in things like the weight of my uncles story.

Before I came out, I slept with many men. The second man, a college tennis player for Southern Nazarene University, used to call me, often, to tell me how much better it was on the other side. I would roll my eyes: I was married with children. I wasnt gay. I liked fucking him but it was just a thing. Gay was a commitment. Gay was a conversion. Gay was music I was supposed to like and didnt, people I was supposed to act like, and didnt.

Once, walking to the gym downtown, a gay man called me out: Honey, could you spare me a dollar, I need some food I cut him off quickly, mortified, shaking my head no. Oh, sorry, honey, I thought you was family I was sure you were a sister!

Coming out in Oklahoma is a conversion: its attendant testimony, catechisms, and shibboleths have weight, gravitas. They sink in. We Oklahoma queers cant speak English without the influence of the King James Version; we cant talk about sex or coming out without using the words we heard in church.

For us especially, coming out is a conversion to a new faith one that, for most Christians in Oklahoma, requires you leave Jesus behind.

Coming out, were family: growing up in the church, Id watched men refer to other Christian men as their brothers.

Coming out, I am now greeted by gay men as their sister, often with a holy kiss.

It has been the privilege of my family to tell my Uncle Ronnies life in a short, easy paragraph:

Ronald David Roberts married, adopted two children, and taught high school English. He was too brilliant for this world. It tormented him, that brilliance, and he turned to drugs, and a gun.

It is the privilege of those with power to tell us who we are. It has been the privilege of heterosexuals to tell transgender men and women what constitutes gender, to corral the tools of scientific inquiry and subject subjective flesh and bone to its will: You are a man. You are a woman. You two, and only you two, were meant to marry, were meant to fuck.

Armed with facts artifacts, photographs, testimony it is now my privilege to tell that power to fuck off.

Denied the cross, we Oklahoma queers bear the weight of all the stories the straights refuse to tell. We tell these stories because: its the only ground we have. After his sailor died, Uncle Ronnie married a woman, moved back to Tulsa, and adopted two children.

As far as I can tell, the pain of that first loss: with him until the end.

We tell our stories because, for us queer folk, telling is a matter of life and death. When we didnt tell them, we died. Life demands it: represent.

This essay is adapted from Book VI of The Bible Went Down With the Birdie Jean, a reported memoir that will include interviews, essays, and poetry accompanying 300 photographs on Instagram in Fall 2016; you can follow the account now: @thebirdiejean.

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Judo star Stephanie Inglis preparing to return home – BBC News

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A judo star who is recuperating from a coma following a motorcycle mishap in Vietnam is preparing to return house.

The UK air ambulance has actually reached the medical center in Bangkok where Stephanie Inglis is being dealt with.

A spokesperson for Stephanie’s household, who are from Daviot, near Inverness, stated they intended to leave by 21:00.

Doctors in Vietnam at first offered the star a 1% opportunity of survival following the mishap in Ha Long. She smiled for the very first time on Saturday.

A post on the Save Steph Facebook page on Saturday stated: “First thing tomorrow early morning they will begin the handover procedure with her present medical group and in between 7pm and 9pm UK time, presuming this time no hurricanes, the air ambulance will leave and start its Journey to Scotland.

“This is a tough Journey which will drop in India, Georgia and Austria and after that it’s last Stephanie Inglis versus all the chances will be house.”

‘Amazing smile’

The air ambulance will fly into Edinburgh. It is not yet clear which healthcare facility Stephanie, who resides in Dunfermline, will be alleviated in.

The post exposed that the Commonwealth Games medallist smiled for the very first time considering that waking from the coma throughout a physio session.

It stated: “She remains in a lot pain and battling versus all the chances to enhance herself when the medical group asked her if she might hold up 2 fingers, Stephanie did, then she smiled a remarkable however little smile.

“The medical professional was so shocked he began to bow and laugh, due to the fact that not just did it reveal that Stephanie comprehended this direction it likewise revealed after all that’s taken place to her she still had the humour and friendly character that everybody likes and appreciates.”

The post included: “Stephanie still has a lot work and tough times ahead of her, and there will be tough and dark days when she pertains to comprehend completely exactly what has actually occurred, however she now has many individuals she understands will be there for her.

“I’m specific it will include light to exactly what will be a tough and sluggish journey ahead, however with individuals to bring her when times are difficult, nobody can request for more.”

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What handwriting might reveal about the next U.S. president

(CNN )Donald Trump is really an” introvert, “Hillary Clinton is “delicate”and Bernie Sanders is”stirred by his feelings.”

That’s the evaluation of 2 handwriting professionals who think that how you dot your i’s and cross your t’s states a lot about you.
Graphology, the analysis of handwriting for character hints, analyzes the size and slant of the scrawl, word spacing, lettering design as well as the pressure of the pen.
      Not without its critics– who assert graphology is more art than science– the practice of evaluating ink strokes is however still utilized in criminal trials, historic profiling as well as to evaluate potential workers.
      Donald Trump when asserted on Twitter that he himself was a handwriting expert, and while this continues to be to be seen, CNN had the 2 specialists weigh in on possible governmental penmanship of the 3 continuing to be competitors.

      Donald Trump: ‘Metaphor of a bull’

      “Needle-sharp points and wedges throughout expose intense analytical and lightening speed fast thinking. No gentleness is discovered throughout his handwriting,” graphologist Kathi McKnight stated of Trump’s design.
      McKnight discusses that Trump, like the rest people, was when taught to compose in a particular method, however in time this design ended up being as special as his finger prints.
      This, McKnight discusses, is a pattern of our psychology.
      “It starts with a nerve impulse in the brain that takes a trip down the arm, hand and fingers holding the pen then sprinkles ink onto the paper in patterns and strokes” McKnight stated.
      “Believe it or not, Trump’s composing exposes he is in fact an introvert,” McKnight stated of Trump’s proclivity to printing.
      “The other 2 prospects utilize cursive. Printers, while smart, have the tendency to detach from others (just like their letters) and develop obstacles to intimacy. You do not constantly understand exactly what is going on deep inside,” McKnight stated.

      “The most exceptional function is his sharp, angular, practically scissor-like trademark,” stated Bart Baggett , a forensic handwriting professional who has actually affirmed in legal cases and has actually composed books on handwriting analysis.
      This, Baggett included, “is the indication of a genius. An indication of somebody who is hyper-analytical. … This man constantly understands your next relocation.”
      “There is something distinct about Trump’s huge block printing and you might utilize the metaphor of a bull. A bull is a hyper-masculine animal that presses its method through things without a great deal of sophistication. Block printers have the tendency to put their greatest side forward to the general public and reserve their weak points,” stated Baggett.
      “He is somebody who ought to be feared due to the fact that he is clever enough to outmaneuver,” Baggett stated.

      Hillary Clinton: Desire to be loved

      “Hillary (Clinton) integrates printing with cursive, revealing she has an excellent intuition about things. Her strong ‘t’ exposes a stubbornness and persistence,” stated McKnight.
      “There are definitely no lead-in or starting strokes to the very first letters of any word, revealing her mind can discover the quickest, most effective method through any issue,” McKnight included.
      “I’m personally amazed at how talkative and how kind and how supporting she composes,” Baggett notes.
      “Her defect, which may be a possession, is she’s exceptionally conscious criticism. She puts excessive energy into exactly what other individuals think about her. We see this in a big loop in the lower case “d,” Baggett stated.
      But this level of sensitivity, Baggett stressed, is not a sign of her self-confidence.
      In graphology, ‘t’s’ are viewed as a window to your self-confidence: The greater your cross stroke, the greater your self-confidence.
      “Her ‘t’ bars are on top of the stem, which suggests she has no absence of confidence,” Baggett stated, something that McKnight concurs with.

      Bernie Sanders: Stubborn visionary

    The slant of the scrawl is important for graphologists.
    According to McKnight, a best tilt reveals sentimentality, a left slant recommends “me-oriented” characteristics and no slant at all exposes that pragmatism and reasoning determines.
    “Bernie Sanders diverts far to the right, revealing he is a natural orator, with the capability to move the masses. He is quickly stirred by feelings,” stated McKnight.
    Noting the “spirited” loops in Sanders’ L’s, McKnight states this frequently reveals an individual who “has vision and one who has hopes and dreams for the future,” rather than a backtracked ‘L’ which Knight recommends those dreams have actually been quashed.
    Baggett concurs that Sander’s scrawl shows he is “emotionally-driven” however stated this generates “his worst quality: his stubbornness.”
    The character behind the pen is clear for Baggett who states, “you will never ever alter his mind. He will defend exactly what he thinks in however it you have a settlement– a point where it takes disposition, subtlety, or compromise– Bernie is not your male.”

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    3 Weird Things Yoga Teachers Say — And What They Really Mean

    Some yoga directions– like “keep a neutral spinal column” or “soften your shoulders”– are simple to comprehend. Others are not.

    Diana Zotos Florio is a qualified yoga teacher who easily confesses things can get lost in translation. Below are 3 typical, complicated expressions she and others utilize when teaching, together with exactly what the heck they in fact indicate.

    “Open your collarbone.”

    When a yoga trainer states this, she or he is attempting to avoid you from plunging or rounding your shoulders. Be mindful not to overcorrect.

    “Often when students hear this hint, they exaggerate it by pulling their shoulders down and back method excessive,” Diana explains.

    To prevent bad kind and the threat of injury, Diana recommends practicing this method briefly at house with a partner. “The technique is to have somebody put their hands on your external shoulders. You can extract into their hands to assist widen your chest and draw your shoulder blades back. You’ll feel the muscles of your upper chest open,” she states. “Once you feel exactly what this seems like, it will be simple for you to do this by yourself.”

    “Rotate your muscle around the bone.”

    Depending on exactly what position you’re in, this may suggest various things.

    For the leg, it implies to turn the thigh bone external ,” Diana describes. “When standing in a lunge [with your best leg forward], consider moving the inner thigh up and the external thigh downward, while keeping the huge toe knuckle grounded and not enabling your hips to move to the left.”

    If your arms are up in the air when your trainer says this expression, take notice of your hands.

    “Rotating the arm bones outside appears like turning the pinkies to deal with one another , rather than turning the pinkies external,” Diana states.

    “Stay strong through the wrist.”When you’re on all fours with your hands on the yoga mat, #steeee

    Your trainer will most likely inform you to do this. As Diana discusses, this guideline is to assist avoid you from your wrists providing while you’re putting weight on them.

    “You need to remain active through the hands and supported through the shoulders,” she states.

    Don’t collapse your shoulders and do not over-arch, she warns.

    Widen your fingers and remain active through your hands ,” Diana advises. “You can support your shoulders by raising your underarms off your arms … Stay neutral and supported.”

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    Plus-Size Blogger Schools Instagram For Removing Her Bikini Photo

    Instagram has actually come under fire once again for getting rid of a picture of a lady’s body that plainly falls within the specifications of its neighborhood standards.

    Aarti Olivia Dubey, a Singaporean-Indian plus-size style blog writer who shares images of clothing, makeup, quotes and more with her 16,000 Instagram fans , called out the app after understanding a picture she published with 2 pals– all them using two-piece bathing fits for a publication photoshoot — had actually been gotten rid of due to the fact that it “ broke neighborhood standards .”

    Take a great take a look at us 3. Do you understand exactly what we share? The belief that Any Body should have to look excellent in exactly what they use. Be it a swimwear, a set of denims, a gown, underwear, a crop top. We have actually seen and heard the shaming directed to us. We have actually likewise seen large size function designs in the West-be it blog writers, publications, supporters or designs -teach us that the world will evaluate you no matter what which does not suggest you go into hiding. While shooting for this, I understood how I hadn ' t been around other large size pals in swimsuit and This made me review how crucial it is to remain noticeable in spite of the hate that may come your method. There will be individuals who look upon you with regard for Who You Are since while ppl may shame you. Follow more body favorable individuals online. Screen who follows you and who you decide to be influenced by or you can associate with. Surround yourself with that and you will see that: 1) you'' re absolutely not alone in this and 2) you are not expected to be at war with yourself all the time. And if couple of commemorate your individual victories, it is all right to feel unfortunate however bear in mind that That is not something you have control of. Organize exactly what you Can manage – your sense of self, your self regard and determination to see the world with various viewpoints. #plussize #southasian #igsg #fatshion #nobodyshame #losehatenotweight #fuckfatphobia #pizzasisters 4lyfe #celebratemysize #bodypositive

    An image published by Aarti Olivia Dubey (@curvesbecomeher) on

    After almost 2 weeks of reacting through a series of images and contacting her fans to re-post the image in concern, Dubey stated Instagram brought back the image. A Community Operations worker e-mailed her an apology, mentioning the image’s elimination as “an error” that occurred “inadvertently.”

    But for Dubey, the apology came”a little too late after I needed to handle all the bloody giants and haters recently.”

    “I accept your apology Instagram however it does not alter a thing. You have put the image back however at what expense? … You are answerable to ALL of my large size buddies for eliminating their images or accounts on Instagram or Facebook,” she composed in reaction. “Check your hidden fatphobia. Examine your policies and standards. Take much better care of individuals who utilize your services as a method of remaining linked to oceans of individuals who simply wish to exist as individuals.”

    Instagram, which did not react to a query from The Huffington Post, has actually excused eliminating proper material prior to. In 2014, it eliminated a picture of a blog writer’s covered backside (” [I was] totally covered, however fat. — adult,” she stated) and has actually even prohibited the hashtag #curvy . Facebook, which owns Instagram, was knocked simply last month for prohibiting an advertisement including a plus-size design in a swimwear , declaring “the image illustrates a body or body parts in an unwanted way.”

    Dubey, who happily signed her note, “Sincerely, a fat brown female,” informed The Huffington Post her intent on Instagram is merely to promote approval.

    “I ‘d like individuals to recognize that fat shaming is hazardous and all I wish to do as a body favorable supporter is to motivate acts of self love, self regard and welcoming yourself at whatever size you are,” she stated.

    This is my fav shot the hubster took. It'' s not on the blog site since it watched out of location however I like it. This shoot was hard. Using this 2 piece and hearing the negative remarks in my head made it harder. I won'' t lie, the previous couple of weeks took rather a portion of my excellent vibes and energy. I invested a lot time erasing remarks, reacting and obstructing individuals to e-mails. I didn'' t sleep or consume much. This was vital to do. When I shared the short article with you, it is me recovering the festivity and pride I must have felt. This is me, existing as a fat Indian woman in a stereotypically slim Asian world. And oh god cmon, I am more than my physical vessel. I am an author, a child and better half, an animal enthusiast and experienced psychotherapist, a sis, an animal fan and music fanatic. There are a lot of measurements to each people. There are many life stories, likes and family pet peeves. You won'' t see me attacking somebody else'' s social area implicating exactly what'' s incorrect with them. It'' s called regard. It ' s likewise called compassion. Something I wear'' t see being practiced as frequently. This is the last of the series of images for this swimwear. I am so finished with the entire Instagram hoopla. I put on'' t wish to review it, put on'' t wish to discuss it. I'' m all talked out about it! Cheers to exactly what lies ahead. Might we have the strength to till through adulting lol #plussize #psblogger #plussizeswimwear #fatshion #fashionblogger #igsg #southasian #celebratemysize #swimsuitsforall

    A picture published by Aarti Olivia Dubey (@curvesbecomeher) on

    While Dubey informed The Huffington Post responses to the picture have actually “been differed, from individuals informing me to stop glorifying an unhealthy way of life to individuals standing in uniformity with why I was so upset the post was eliminated,” eventually, she stated the experience has actually revealed her how crucial it is to keep publishing.

    “It’s declared my position as an activist to utilize my platform to promote and inform self approval,” she stated.

    Preach, lady.

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    Mother pens touching letter to doctor who told her to abort child with Down syndrome | Fox News

    A Florida mom who stated her medical professional recommended her to terminate her kid after finding Down syndrome throughout a prenatal consultation has actually shared an image of the lady sending by mail a letter to that exact same medical professional.

    This is Emmy, mailing our letter to the prenatal professional who didnt desire her to live, Courtney Baker, Emmys mommy, composed on the Parker Myles Facebook page. He stated her and our lifestyle would be dreadful. He was so incredibly incorrect. I desire to do something to supporter, however other than my letter to him, I do not understand exactly what.

    Baker sent out the letter to the medical professional last month, and in it she composed of a good friend whose medical professional had actually proclaimed a kid born with Down syndrome ideal.

    Once her child was born with Down syndrome, she checked out that very same physician. He took a look at her little child and stated I informed you. Hes ideal. Her story tore me apart, Baker composed. While I was so grateful for my good friends experience, it filled me with such sadness since of exactly what I must have had. I want you would have been that physician.

    I pertained to you throughout the most tough time in my life. I was frightened, nervous and in total anguish. I didnt understand the reality yet about my infant, which exactly what I frantically required from you, Baker stated. Rather of assistance and motivation, you recommended we end our kid. I informed you her name, and you asked us once again if we comprehended how low our lifestyle would be with a kid with Down syndrome. You recommended we reevaluate our choice to continue the pregnancy.

    From that very first see, we feared our visits. Due to the fact that you never ever informed me the fact, the most challenging time in my life was made almost intolerable. My kid was best, Baker stated. Im not upset. Im not bitter. Im simply truly unfortunate. Im unfortunate the small pounding hearts you see every day do not fill you with a continuous awe. Im unfortunate the elaborate information and the wonder of those sweet little fingers and eyes, lungs and toes and ears do not constantly provide you stop briefly. Im stated you were so incorrect to state a child with Down syndrome would reduce our lifestyle. And Im sad you may have stated that to a mommy even today. Im primarily unfortunate youll never ever have the opportunity of understanding my child, Emersyn.

    Baker composed that Emmy has actually touched the hearts of thousands and has actually just contributed to the households lifestyle, that includes older sis Rhyan, 14, and Evynn, 11. She composed that Emmy has actually offered them a function and delight and fills their days with smiles, laughter and sweet kisses.

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    What Comes Next For The Bernie Sanders Movement

    Even Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-Vt.) stalwart fans are confessing that yes, it appears like Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic governmental candidate, and it’s time to find out exactly what takes place next.

    Neil Sroka, spokesperson for the pro-Sanders group Democracy for America, would not presume about call Clinton the presumptive Democratic candidate– as the AP did Monday night– however he wanted to discuss exactly what would occur “if” she is the candidate and exactly what progressives wish to see.

    “The huge concern as we move into the basic election is, if Secretary Clinton is the candidate, she will have won the election based upon making a series of guarantees about her determination to combat for a variety of various populist progressive positions … and it will be essential to see whether that rhetoric was simply something that occurred throughout the main or will continue throughout the basic election,” Sroka stated Tuesday afternoon.

    The primary concern for Sanders advocates now is exactly what to do. There’s basic contract that they wish to see progressive policies continue to belong of the conversation. That suggests ensuring Clinton does not drift to the right in an effort to win over moderate Republicans and attempting to guarantee the Democratic Party platform shows the values of the Sanders motion. Particular actions are still limited.

    The most concrete example of development is that the Democratic National Committee just recently accepted provide Sanders 6 areas on the 15-member Platform Committee, a relocation planned to assist recover any injuries staying from the main battle.

    “The quicker that Platform Committee members openly indicate they will combine around a strong progressive program, the quicker Bernie Sanders and his fans will understand they have actually attained the objective of assisting to change the future of America,” the Progressive Change Campaign Committee stated in a statement Monday night.

    A group of popular Sanders fans will be fulfilling in Chicago later on this month to work out precisely what their next actions will be. Previous Ohio state Sen. Nina Turner (D), Rep. Ral Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and National Nurses United Executive Director RoseAnn DeMoro will all exist to talk about ways to continue the Vermont senator’s motion after his candidateship is over. (Sanders is likewise a welcomed speaker.)

    “This project has to do with an objective of stating that there are huge concerns– international warming, money in politics, living wage tasks– that we need to advance in an aggressive and enthusiastic style,” Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Sanders’ only backer in the Senate, informed MSNBC on Monday. “I believe that the manner in which the projects continue a conversation after Tuesday has to do with how you bring the celebration together and about how, in doing so, we place ourselves to strongly handle those objectives that have actually resonated so efficiently in the grassroots.”

    A coming flashpoint might be whom Clinton chooses to pick as her running mate. Progressives are keeping their fingers crossed for a kindred spirit, with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) the beau suitable. Couple of individuals are truly discussing Sanders as a vice governmental prospect, in part due to the fact that there are more reliable messengers out there who might please the progressive base, much better deal with Clinton and promote the very same policies Sanders spoke about on the path.

    And eventually, Clinton is still the one at the top of the ticket. Sroka stated that instead of consuming over the vice governmental candidate, DFA will concentrate on making sure that Clinton keeps a progressive message– and will turn its focus on down-ballot races. Russ Feingold’s Senate quote in Wisconsin is a marquee contest for progressives, in addition to Zephyr Teachout’s project in New York’s 19th congressional district. There’s likewise Tim Canova in Florida’s 23rd district, who is running a long-shot quote to unseat DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), who has actually made the ire of Sanders fans for appearing to tip the scales in Clinton’s favor.

    Sanders fans likewise bristled at the media’s rush to proclaim Clinton the winner on Monday night, prior to all the main contests were even over. 6 states voted Tuesday, and the District of Columbia’s main isn’t really till June 14. The Associated Press stated that based on its count of superdelegates, Clinton had sufficient delegates to end up being the candidate .

    “Don’t let the negative adjustment by the business media silence your voices. This is a motion, not a coronation, and every vote matters,” DeMoro stated Tuesday.

    Many Sanders fans have actually regularly decried the function of superdelegates, the celebration experts who are complimentary to pick whomever they desire for president at the convention. Clinton is likewise anticipated to clinch a bulk of the promised delegates after Tuesday’s primaries. Monday’s statement by the AP had not been the circumstance the Clinton project wished to see, either, because it would have looked much better to declare the election based upon promised delegates instead of superdelegates.

    Sanders has actually long sworn to continue his battle all the method to the convention in Philadelphia in July, even if it indicates persuading superdelegates to neglect that Clinton won the most promised delegates to back him rather.

    But that situation would likely cost him some assistance. Groups like MoveOn and DFA have long opposed enabling superdelegates to reverse the will of individuals. For them, when the promised delegates remain in, it will be over.

    “In my mind, as soon as a prospect has a bulk of the routine delegates and a bulk of the vote,” Merkley stated on MSNBC, “that promotes itself.”

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    If Not For 2 Strangers, Brock Turner May Have Never Been Arrested

    Brock Turner was founded guilty in March of 3 felony sex abuse charges for attacking a subconscious lady on Stanford University’s school, and recently was sentenced to 6 months of prison time and 3 years probation, although he might have gotten a years in state jail.

    More than 100,000 individuals have actually signed a petition requiring the judge in the event, Aaron Persky, be gotten rid of from the bench over the sentence. The case’s district attorneys have actually stated the “ penalty does not fit the criminal offense .” Turner’s daddy, on the other hand, has actually said that the ex-Stanford swimmer’s life has actually been messed up over “20 minutes of action.”

    But if it weren’t for 2 unfamiliar people riding bikes on school that night, Turner may not be investing a single day in prison.

    “I cannot downplay how essential those 2 heroes remained in this case,” Santa Clara County Deputy District Attorney Alaleh Kianerci informed The Huffington Post on Monday.

    Few reports of sexual attack ever cause prosecution , not to mention jail time. B etween 8 and 37 percent of rapes lead to prosecution, according to o ne research moneyed by the Department of Justice . National quotes recommend that for every single 100 rapes, just 5 rapists will go to jail.

    Many school rape cases aren’t prosecuted due to the fact that there aren’t witnesses and due to the fact that victims can have imperfect memory of exactly what occurred, especially when alcohol is included. For example, Turner’s victim was subconscious when cops discovered her, and she had no recollection of the attack. Her blood alcohol level was 3 times the legal limitation for driving.

    And so it’s possible there never ever would have been any charges pushed versus Turner if it weren’t for Stanford college students Peter Jonsson and Carl Fredrik Arndt.

    Without their intervention, “we would not understand who the wrongdoer was,” Kianerci stated. “Those 2 heroes made this case a prosecutable one.”

    The current Stanford graduate who Brock Turner sexually attacked

    Just prior to 1 a.m. on Jan. 18, 2015, Jonsson and Arndt were riding their bikes along a course near the Kappa Alpha fraternity. Jonsson informed the police officers that motion by a dumpster captured his eye, and he saw a man on top of a woman who was pushing her back, according to an authorities report.

    At initially, Jonsson and Arndt presumed the interaction was consensual. Jonsson stated he observed that the woman had not been moving as he marketed by. “Something appeared odd,” he informed authorities, due to the fact that the lady seemed subconscious.

    Jonsson and Arndt screamed and approached the dumpster “Hey” to the individual who was later on exposed to be Turner. He removed running, according to the cops report. Jonsson understood the lady was lost consciousness and chased Turner, ultimately capturing and tripping him, the authorities report stated.

    Officers reacted to a call about a subconscious woman near the Kappa Alpha fraternity about 10 minutes later on, according to the report, and discovered Jonsson and Arndt holding Turner on the ground. Witnesses informed cops that Turner had potentially sexually attacked the lady who was laying beside the dumpster. Her gown was brought up and her underclothing was missing out on.

    The police officers apprehended Turner at the scene for tried rape, and he acknowledged in an interview that he had actually permeated the lady’s vaginal area with his fingers, according to the report. The female did not gain back awareness till 4:15 a.m., and had no memory of the attack.

    Police Report

    While offering his statement stating exactly what took place at the scene, Jonsson got so upset he started to weep on a number of celebrations, the cops report stated. “He stated it was a really troubling occasion for him to witness and be associated with, however he simply responded to the scenario at hand without actually believing,” the report kept in mind.

    Turner’s defense later on said in court that the sex was consensual , which Turner didn’t understand at which point the female ended up being subconscious. Turner stated in court that he likewise was extremely intoxicated.

    Police Report

    “Here’ s the important things; if your strategy was to stop just when I ended up being unresponsive, then you still do not comprehend,” the victim stated to Turner in her effect statement , checked out in court prior to sentencing. “You didn’ t even stop when I was subconscious anyhow! Somebody else stopped you. 2 individuals on bikes discovered I wasn’ t relocating the dark and needed to tackle you. How did you not observe while on top of me?”

    Universities and colleges across the country are presenting training on this sort of action by Good Samaritans , called onlooker intervention. Typically the programs concentrate on less severe scenarios, like when a person seems taking or searching benefit of a greatly drunk female at a celebration, with the technique that it might stop things from intensifying into a forcible sexual attack, as Turner dedicated. The standard concept is the exact same: If you see something, do or state something to disrupt it.

    Jonsson and Arndt have actually not offered media interviews. Kianerci stated they did not be reluctant to offer statement in the trial, however have actually normally attempted to prevent the spotlight. She hopes this case can teach others about the significance of stepping in if they see something suspicious.

    Turner was founded guilty of attack with intent to dedicate rape of a drunk female, which implies that he likely would have permeated his victim with his penis had nobody cut off. The cops report kept in mind that when the policeman discovered Turner being determined, he appeared to have an erection.

    But Jonsson and Arndt made a distinction by stopping to assist somebody they didn’t understand. Turner will be a signed up sex wrongdoer although he will not be going to jail.

    In her statement check out in court, the victim thanked “the 2 males who conserved me, who I have yet to satisfy.”

    “I sleep with 2 bikes that I drew taped above my bed to remind myself there are heroes in this story,” she stated. “That we are watching out for one another. To have actually understood all these individuals, to have actually felt their defense and love, is something I will never ever forget.”


    Tyler Kingkade covers college and sexual violence, and is based in New York. You can reach him at, or discover him on Twitter: @tylerkingkade

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